Police: 3 charged with DUI within hours Wednesday in Wallingford

Police: 3 charged with DUI within hours Wednesday in Wallingford

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WALLINGFORD — Police charged three people with driving under the influence in separate incidents Wednesday.

Mario Dinatale, 33, was charged with driving under the influence and drinking while driving. He was also cited for speeding.

Patrick McCusker, 28, was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.

Colleen Magoveny, 36, was charged with driving under the influence and risk of injury to a minor.

About 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, an officer observed a car traveling west on Route 68 at almost 70 mph, according to a police report. The officer stopped the vehicle and noticed an odor of alcohol from the driver’s breath, accompanied by slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. The driver, later identified as Dinatale, said he consumed four alcoholic beverage during the day, the report said. He also reportedly had a mixed drink in the center console and an open container of vodka in the back seat. Dinatale is due in Meriden Superior Court on June 20.

About four hours later, police responded to the intersection of North Colony Road and Church Street after a vehicle struck a curb. An officer spoke with the driver, identified as McCusker, and detected an odor of alcohol on his breath, according to a police report. McCusker also had a “marijuana vape pen” around his neck and said he consumed Xanax and alcohol before driving, the report said. McCusker is due in Meriden Superior Court on June 20.

Minutes later, police responded to 605 N. Colony Road for a report of an intoxicated woman. The woman, later identified as Magoveny, was driving with her 5-year-old daughter in the car, according to a police report. She failed sobriety tests and was taken into custody. She is due in Meriden Superior Court on June 22.


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